Thoughts on Pitch Pipe/Orangeburg??

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Old 04-10-16, 11:24 AM
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Thoughts on Pitch Pipe/Orangeburg??

Nope, not getting ready to install it

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Found this odd piping, that I never seen before....and a search told me another horror...should I have figured it would be simple fix?

All the cast iron under the home, relativity small(900sqft) is a rusted mess and I opted to dig up the line out the back, to see where I can patch in PVC/ABS/Plastic to re run into the home...Then I found this

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Had a huge piece running to the kitchen sink, why I have no idea but got a good sample shot...

The plumbing hasn't been used probably in thirty years! I am wondering if I could just dig back till I found a round section and run new pipe off a female fitting?

I've heard one just makes the connection with jb weld type plumbers epoxy putty...I know the issue is with this pipe, not only root infiltration but it also oval'ing over time...

Wonder if there is a test, like dumping 10gal of water down the pipe to see if it is blocked or something "red neck".....I know it has to be replaced, but I also have to trench for a new water line, electrical service, gas line and well pretty much build a home from scratch...Anything that can wait a few years, is a welcomed sign...
 
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Old 04-10-16, 12:57 PM
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I'd dug up every inch of that line and replace with PVC or at some point your going to go back and replace it any way.
 
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Old 04-10-16, 01:00 PM
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Anthony..... not quite sure what your question is.

It appears that your kitchen sink doesn't go to the septic system but goes somewhere out in the back yard and you're trying to repair that line. Do I have that correct ?

You wouldn't really want to patch any of that pipe underground..... just replace it. A little more work now but it will need to be replaced anyway.
 
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The down and dirty question, was more or less is there some sort of odd way to test and see if the pitch pipe is still functional for use?

I know scoping is probably the only sure fire way, but out in the boonies that isn't easy. Trenching to replace isn't that big of a deal...I just fear it dips down to 10feet under the ground at the street....

Don't get confused by this part, just showing a picture of the huge pipe that ran to the kitchen sink and the large amount of un support cast iron coming off a 2" pipe.....If I don't get amused by the half ass way things were done on these buildings I will go mad! Totally off topic, but today I was just being amused how a door hung maybe a decade ago has failed while both front doors have been hanging and working despite a 4" sag in the house for well over hundred years..

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Old 04-10-16, 06:27 PM
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Just looks like every old house I've ever worked on.
First thing I do when I see old steel pipe is take the cost to replace right off the asking price.
Old knob and tube, same thing.
The last three 100 plus year old houses I restored the customer spent over $100,000 just to my company and that did not include the wiring, HVAC or new metal roof and chimney relining that was subbed out.
 
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Just looks like every old house I've ever worked on.
First thing I do when I see old steel pipe is take the cost to replace right off the asking price.
Old knob and tube, same thing.
The last three 100 plus year old houses I restored the customer spent over $100,000 just to my company and that did not include the wiring, HVAC or new metal roof and chimney relining that was subbed out.
Yeah I need to stop being surprised, its an old house...A round here, people just bulldoze them, build a new or park a double wide. I believe I am the first, to take on such a project....This place could easily see 100k in work, there is the house and church...The church had seen work in 2000 but not professional by a long shot...well maybe the vinyl siding ....Its the reason why I got the property for the price of a used Pinto lol I just had hoped, things could be done hear and there...Not ever utility, structural item and anything "luxury" all at one time. Found out they ran the gas line for the stove with flexible copper, I am amazed the place did go boom when they soldered on the connection...
 
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